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Boone Police are searching for this election banner/sign.

BOONE — High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek the public’s assistance in solving an alleged larceny.

Officers with the Boone Police Department met with a citizen in reference to a larceny of a political sign on Oct. 12. The alleged victim stated that a Donald Trump banner/sign — located at 2875 N.C. 105 — was reportedly stolen.

The banner/sign was approximately 40-by-8 feet and was fixed to the side of a trailer. The banner/sign was stolen sometime between 5 p.m. on Oct. 11 and 9 a.m. on Oct. 12. The alleged victim is offering a $1,000 reward in addition to any rewards paid by Crime Stoppers.

Anyone with information on this crime or any other crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (828) 268-6959 / (828) 737-0125 or the Boone Police Department at (828) 268-6900. Submit a Crime Stoppers tip at www.tipsubmit.com/webtips.aspx?AgencyID=1251 or text “NCTIP plus your tip” to 274637 (CRIMES). All information will be kept confidential.

High Country Crime Stoppers pays rewards for information that leads to arrests, recovery of stolen property, seizure of drugs and the location of wanted persons.

High Country Crime Stoppers is a nonprofit organization operated by a volunteer community board of directors serving Avery and Watauga counties. High Country Crime Stoppers encourages the reporting of information or leads which can assist law enforcement with solving crimes. Its goal is to help in the fight against crime, but it is not part of the local police departments or sheriff’s offices. Each county has a law enforcement coordinator who participates as an advisor to the board but is a non-voting member. The citizen’s board is responsible for operations of the program, fundraising, public relations and approval of rewards.

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